i’m recovering from a book right now pls send help
- upset stomach and vomiting
- muscle aches
- chronic fatigue
- hormonal problems
- irregular menstrual cycles
- lowered immune system
- shortness of breath
- heart palpitations
it is a lot more than just “feeling anxious “
it’s like a checklist of my life
except ulcers and infections
wow I didn’t know fuckin chocolate eggs were gendered
OKAY LET ME TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT THE FUCKING PINK EGGS.
I work at a concession stand in an ice rink. We sell a bunch of chocolate bars and snacks and shit including Kinder Surprise eggs.
So one day this woman comes up to the counter with her two little kids, a girl who’s probably about 6 or 7 and a little boy, maybe 3 or 4. The mom asks what they want, the little girl points at the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if she wanted the white or the pink egg. She said pink. The little boy pointed to the Kinder eggs and says “One of those!”. I asked if he wanted the white or the pink egg. He said pink. HOLY SHIT IT WAS LIKE I OPENED THE GATES OF HELL. The mom absolutely FLIPPED and was like “YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE PINK EGG IT’S ONLY FOR GIRLS. YOU CAN GET THE WHITE ONE OR NOTHING AT ALL”. The little boy looked at his mom and said “But I want the same as ______ (whatever the sister’s name was)”. The mom completely ignored him and turned to me and gave me a death glare. “He can have the white egg.”
I had to give a little boy a white egg when he wanted the pink so that he could be the same as his big sister and he started crying. The mom just reiterated that the pink egg was for girls and told him that boys don’t cry.
And this is why we shouldn’t gender fucking chocolate eggs.
This is actually a relatively new thing, originally Kinder Eggs were all white like the ones on the left. I don’t know at what point they decided to make ‘girl’s’ Kinder Eggs, but I do not like it.
Holy shit do not even get me started on how moms constantly police their sons’ masculinity. I’ve seen mothers do it WAY more often than fathers.
I used to work at a bakery that specialized in creating custom cakes. We had this feature where we could print out any image off the computer and put it on a cake (with rice paper). One day this lady comes in and asks for an image we had of the baby Sesame Street characters. They’re all together with cake and confetti, and she asks, “Oh, well since it’s a boy, can you please change all of the little pink confettis into blue confetti? I mean, he’s a boy, you know.”
The fucking confetti.
It barely covered 5% of the image.
Another instance was when a lady asked me for an image of four superheroes to put on her son’s cake because her son was turning four. She admitted to not knowing any superheroes, so I offered the most obvious choice—The Fantastic Four. I pulled up a picture of them and she goes, “Oh no no, we can’t have that. Let’s do another one.” Confused, I pulled up a Justice League one with Batman, Superman, The Flash, and Wonder Woman. Again, she said no. I asked her if she needed anything specific (she didn’t know superheroes, why was she so picky?), and she just said, “Oh, it’s just that he’s a boy, you know? We can’t have a girl superhero on his cake.”
I nearly lost my shit. I did temporarily lose my customer service face and ask why, women have been superheroes all the time, Wonder Woman is iconic, etc etc and she was like, “It’s just that my son has been playing with Barbie dolls lately and I really don’t want him to end up… well, you know.”
This shit has got to stop. When you teach boys that certain things are only for girls, you’re limiting them and you’re teaching them that girls or “girly things” are bad. If you want gender equality as an adult, you better make DAMN sure that you’re teaching the same thing to your kids.
So this woman did not want her son to turn out ‘you know’ and her plan for that was to get him a cake with spandex-clad manly men AND ONLY MEN on it? I don’t think she thought that one through too well…
in sociology class we were talking about gender being assigned to objects and one of the male students started saying how forward thinking he is because he buys his daughter sports equipment and “boy toys”. I asked if he’d do the same if he had a son and he said “Of course I’d buy my son sports equipment”. I clarified “No, would you buy him dolls and other toys that are thought of as being for girls”. He turned around and didn’t answer.
Parents will pat themselves on the back for letting their little girls play baseball but a little boy with a Barbie is still considered an affront to society
I was at a yard sale, selling my old Littlest Pet Shop toys. I had several little boys approach my table and play with the toys, only for their parents to insist those were girl toys and drag them away.
I really hope that you can donate to help me go to college.
I am currently very financially unstable and cannot afford the insane fees that universities are charging just to apply! I know that once I’m accepted into a college, I’ll be able to receive financial aid and scholarships, but as of now, I am completely unable to pay for test and application fees.
Because of all of these expenses, I’ll be missing out on a lot of traditions that high school seniors get to participate in like school dances, trips, etc.
Please, please, please donate and signal boost! I would greatly appreciate it!
About what you’d expect, really.
stop tagging your Sherlock (TV) fics as Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle on AO3
unless it’s a crossover
don’t tag it into the wrong fandom
yes we know it’s inspired by ACD
please stop clogging up the tag for classic!Holmes
thank you friends
F. If you could take on the exact body and form of anyone else on Earth, who would it be? Crystal Reed.
H. If it meant it would solve all world hunger, war, disease and bigotry, would you spend the rest of eternity in Hell? Yep.
N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had? Uh, this one where my mum and I were in a dark parking lot and got cornered and killed in a bus stop by guys with machine guns. I actually dreamt the feeling of blood.
O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best? One year, if I knew the choice I was making. If I could live in blissful ignorance, I’d want the lifetime.
A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone? Probably not. And not because I’m a good person, it’s because I’d have too much trouble trying to figure out which one person to kill.
K. Have you ever watched a full length pornographic movie? Define full length. I think the longest was, like, 12 minutes? So probably not.
L. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Neither.
M. If you could have the ability to manipulate matter or energy, which would you choose? Energy. Because you could have limited matter control if you could affect what has energy.
Y. Do looks mean anything to you? Don’t lie, could you fall in love with someone you thought was ugly? I’ve fallen in love with people I didn’t find particularly aesthetically pleasing, so no to the latter. To the former - I appreciate what I deem prettiness, so yes.